Awka (Awka South LGA)-Anambra State Ministry of Basic Education in collaboration with Ministry of Health has distributed infrared thermometers to schools in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking during flag-off of the exercise at Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB), Awka, Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha called on the teachers to ensure that they make proper use of the thermometers.
Prof. Omenugha said that a special team would visit schools to test students in boarding schools.
The commissioner, then, said that students who tested positive to the virus would be sent home.
She enjoined teachers to ensure that they teach the children to observe COVID-19 protocols such as regular hand washing with liquid soap under running water, social distancing and use of hand sanitisers.
Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala explained that any temperature above 38 degrees centigrade meant the person had fever and should be treated as a possible COVID-19 pandemic case.
Dr Okpala encouraged the teachers to use the opportunity to get tested in the free COVID-19 pandemic test during the flag-off ceremony.
Principal, Community Secondary School, Abba, Njikoka LGA, Mrs Uche Obidike commended the government and commissioner for Basic Education for providing the items.
She noted that it would help in measuring temperatures of school children and visitors to their schools.
Source: Anambra State Government